Thursday, January 18, 2018
2018 issue of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine published Jan. 1st (on Calameo.com & Issuu.com), Sarah Elliston wrote REALITY THERAPY article and interview featured in it. Follows are the links:
Main Link for the Magazine:
- On Calameo.com: http://en.calameo.com/read/003996566ee43551f6e31
REALITY THERAPY feature on Page 64-65
- On Calameo.com: http://en.calameo.com/read/003996566ee43551f6e31?page=64
- On BlendRadioandTV.com: http://blendradioandtv.com/listing/how-can-reality-therapy-help-you/
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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Thank you to all that entered this Poetry Contest.
First Place: Let's Applaud The Kingdoms by Salvatore Buttaci
Salvatore wins a $30.00 check and an autographed copy of I Passed This Way by Patricia Crandall.
Thank you to all who entered this contest. Although your poems did not win they are worthy choices and I hope you consider this Contest again next year. It will be announced in fb and on my blog.
Let me leave you with this Toast by Charles Chigna
Here's to creativity,
to paths outside our comfort zone
where each new block is not a rock,
but just a stepping stone.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Friday, December 29, 2017
1. Give a brief synopsis of your book, Lessons From a Difficult Person?
Sarah Elliston never realized she was "a difficult person." She wasn't intentionally mean-spirited. She was just trying to do what she thought was RIGHT! A kind boss woke her up with great compassion, and strength. This began a transformation journey towards the woman teaching others how to deal with difficult people. The book describes her experience and offers readers an opportunity to explore their relationship with a difficult person. She offers exercises in how to awaken the challenging personality, and improve the relationship
2. What got you into writing?
I have always loved to write and did well in school and in my professional reports. I have always journaled and when all else fails, I find writing clears my mind.
3. What genres do you like to read?
My favorite books are about fictional crime solving, and mysteries. I like historical fiction and I enjoy poetry. I find poetry challenging to write but I love to read something where the exact word paints a picture for the senses.
4. What made you decide to write this particular book?
I wrote this particular book because I was teaching workshops on Dealing with Difficult People and wanted to share my concepts of healing with more people. Participants wanted a level two workshop and I thought having the book would help them remember the concepts as well as take time to really do the suggested exercises.
5. How much time and effort do you put into marketing?
Not very much. I like talking about the content but I find it difficult to just throw it out at people.
6. Do you have any works in mind that you've not yet written? If so, what are they?
Well, one title is "Everything I needed to know about relationships I learned by being a volunteer coordinator." And the other one is another Lessons From a Difficult Person book, it is about how people change, how I changed, and again, what others can do to help us change.
7. If there is one thing that stands out about your writing, what is it?
I am willing to be vulnerable, to share my personal thoughts, feelings, and experience. My writing is literal and concrete. I explain things well and I always throw in some humor. People aren't usually confused about what I am saying.
8. What inspired you to write your book?
I went to a weekend workshop where I was told I could write a book in 4 days. I got so involved in it that I couldn't stop. I am very personally invested In the content.
9. Where can potential readers find your work?
10. Where can readers connect with you socially online?
Yes, I have a Facebook author page, Sarah Elliston Author and my twitter handle is @mainesam (because I went to school there) and I am on LinkedIn as Sarah H. Elliston. The best way to contact me is through the website.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
CONTEST – No Fee
Prize: $30.00 and an autographed copy of I Passed This Way by Patricia Crandall (a book of poetry).
Write a poem about nature. The poem needs to be under 32 lines or it won’t be accepted. Keep it clean. Any style.
Patricia Crandall, author of Melrose, Then and Now, a historical volume, I Passed This Way, a poetry collection, The Dog Men, a thriller, Tales of an Upstate New York Bottle Miner, non-fiction, and Pat's Collectibles, a collection of short stories. She is writing a y/a thriller about child sex trafficking titled The Red Gondola and the Cova.
Linda Barnett-Johnson, Virtual Assistant for authors. She writes for Writers on the Move, has been published on Long Story Short and other online ezines as well as a story in The Color Gallery, an anthology of World’s Great Short Stories. She enjoys writing short stories and poetry.
The contest starts now, so get your creative writing caps on.
Please post it on Patricia Crandall’s Author Page –https://www.facebook.com/pcrandall123
The contest will end December 31, 2017. The winning poem will be announced January 31, 2018